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Iconic- That’s Why!


Many times a movie will feature an idea that you don’t take much notice of until it returns late in the pivotal part of the movie. It could be something the character was given or even a person they have met. Just at the right time it returns to save the day and you say to yourself; ‘that’s why...’

In Scripture, one of the best examples of this is Passover. The annual feast commemorating the exodus from Egypt was a constant reminder to the Israelites that God had delivered them from captivity. Yet, there was a greater purpose and that was to point to the Messiah. Just when the Messiah needed it, Passover would make its return;

“When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.” Luke‬ ‭22:14-23‬ ‭

Jesus used the Passover meal to connect the rescue of Israel from the slavery of Egypt to show His rescue of all to something worse- the slavery of sin. Like in the movies Passover became that crucial event that now leaves us going; ‘that’s why...’

I am glad that God gives us such rich demonstrations of His plan. The blood of the lamb of Passover was just pointing ahead to what John the Baptist said;

“And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”” John‬ ‭1:36‬

Where Passover was a picture of salvation from Egypt, it was more an image of the coming Messiah and the salvation from sin.

Exodus 14; Luke 22:14-23; John 1:36

Prayer focus: believers in Asia

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